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William Kentridge

William Kentridge

South African | 1955 -

William Kentridge was born in Johannesburg, where he continues to live and work today. He earned a B.A. in politics and African studies in 1976 from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. From 1976 to 1978 Kentridge studied fine art at the Johannesburg Art Foundation, where he later taught printmaking, and during 1981-82 he completed a course in mime and theatre at L'Ecole Jacques LeCoq in Paris.

William Kentridge moved between film, drawing and theatre throughout his career, with recent projects frequently integrating elements from all these media and more. William Kentridge is best known for his charcoal drawing stop-frame animations.

Since his participation in Dokumenta X in Kassel in 1997, solo shows of Kentridge's work have been shown in many museums and galleries around the world. He has won various awards and is one of South Africa's most well known artists.

Auction Results

William Kentridge
Dutch Iris, etching and aquatint, 20 by 78cm

Estimate R 800 000 - R1 200 000
SOLD: R 2 048 400

Strauss & Co
Modern and Contemporary Art September 2022
William Kentridge
The Highveld Style Masked Ball, charcoal and chalk pastel on paper laid down on board, 96 by 70cm

Estimate R 2 800 000 - 3 400 000
SOLD: R 3 641 600

Strauss & Co
Live Virtual Auction May 2022
William Kentridge
Large Typewriters, 2003, charcoal and pastel on paper, 215 by 499 cm

Estimate R7 200 000 - R11 000 000
SOLD: R13 872 530

Bonhams London
March 2021
William Kentridge
Dancer Twice (light and dark), a pair, 1996

Estimate R 1 900 000 - R 2 400 000
SOLD: R 2 579 500

Aspire Art Auctions
September 2020
William Kentridge
Untitled (Man with Megaphone Cluster), Etching, aquatint and pastel addition, signed and numbered 52/70

Estimate R50 000 - R70 000
SOLD: R65 000

Stephen Welz & Co
April 2020


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